With less than Three months to the commencement of the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) final year pupils of Kwadaso Estate /M.A Basic School in Kumasi Metropolis of Ashanti region say the odds are stuck against them.
The thought of writing subjects they have little knowledge about sends constant shivers down their spines.
A major concern raised by the distressed students are the lack of computers at an empty room labelled as ‘ICT Lab’,
Sadly, most of the students have never seen even a computer mouse before.
They say they have not even seen a computer before. However, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is one of the subjects they will be assessed in during BECE to be conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
We have a computer lab but no PCs. The lab is empty. We have never touched any part of a computer before. We only see them on chalk board but we’ll be writing ICT. Isn’t this unfair?” a final year student who spoke on behalf of her colleagues unleashed.
Assembly man at Kwadaso electoral area, Hon Kwadwo Gyamfi Harrison also joined the students to make a passionate appeal to the government and well-meaning individuals or groups to come to their aid and donate some computers, to improve teaching and learning in the school.
Hon Kwadwo Gyamfi Harrison further appealed to Ashanti regional police command to set up police post at the area to combat rampant crime.